(April 1946)

Dell, 1943 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing
Oskar Lebeck

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Tracy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Sweeney & Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Posen
Pencils
Al Posen
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

the inside-front cover

"Well, did you turn that little crook, Duke, over..." (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Tracy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Chester Gould
Pencils
Chester Gould
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S.C.95-464
Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Smitty / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Berndt
Pencils
Walter Berndt
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Joe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Leffingwell
Pencils
Ed Leffingwell
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Branner
Pencils
Martin Branner
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Orphan Annie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Gray
Pencils
Harold Gray
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Moon Mullins / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Willard
Pencils
Frank Willard
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Harold Teen / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Ed
Pencils
Carl Ed
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Clyde Beatty / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks to your skill and courage, Mr. Beatty, the Northwestern Park Zoo...
Genre
adventure

Napoleon's Heads (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Characters
Buster Wells

Indexer Notes

Concerning the Du Bois writer credit. Page 137, Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott (Michigan State University Libraries 1985) 203 leaves ; 28 cm. -- Photocopy of computer printout. -- Call no.: PN6727.D77 A2S35 1985, contains this entry:

"The Three Heads of Caruso. text for Super Comics, April 1946. Submitted November 26, 1945."

In the non-credited text story, "Napoleon's Heads," which appears in Super Comics #95 (April 1946), the siblings rescue three baby owls from their cat, Napoleon, "a large, tiger-striped tom-cat with yellow eyes." While Mom and Dad head west for Dad's job, the kids are sent over to stay with their Aunt Agatha who hates Napoleon. At night in the dim light of the house, she sees one of the escaped baby owls and mistakes it for Napoleon's head, but when she shoos the "cat" away, it appears to have no body, and she faints. Later, she sees the other two baby owls and mistakes them for two cat heads.

If this story, "Napoleon's Heads," is actually "The Three Heads of Caruso," then editorial changed the cat's name, and modified the story title. Certainly the story contains "The Three Heads of" the cat.

"Caruso is an Italian surname derived from the Sicilian word for boy." - Wikipedia. Du Bois, ever engaging in wordplay and foreign languages, would likely have given a tom-cat the name Caruso (boy). And a story editor, either ignorant of the word's origin, or pandering to readers of whom he had low expectations, would understandably have changed the tom-cat's name to something he considered more suitable.

Previous indexer credited R. S. Callender. R. S. Callender was not a writer. He was a Western employee who registered copyrights for their original material (their non-licensed material).

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Tiny Tim / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stanley Link
Pencils
Stanley Link
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Ripples / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Clark
Pencils
George Clark (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

the inside-back and back covers

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Tracy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Sweeney & Son
  3. 2. "Well, did you turn that little crook, Duke, over..."
    Dick Tracy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smitty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Little Joe
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Winnie Winkle
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Little Orphan Annie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Moon Mullins
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Harold Teen
  10. 9. ["Thanks to your skill and courage, Mr. Beatty, the Northwestern Park Zoo..."]
    Clyde Beatty
  11. 10. Napoleon's Heads
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tiny Tim
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Ripples
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